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Moving Tips

Done 6-8 Weeks Before Move Notes
  Get estimates for movers or rental truck  
  Schedule movers or rental truck
  Determine furniture layout for new home
  Make inventory of household items
  Arrange for school transfer
  Ask for doctor and dental referrals; arrange for transfer of medical and dental records
  Fill out change-of-address card with post office
  Clean out all closets and drawers
Done 4-6 Weeks Before Move Notes
  Get packing supplies: boxes, packing paper, tape, markers  
  Use up or dispose of food, cleaning supplies, and hazardous materials
  Have garage sale/donate unwanted items
  Arrange for carpet and drapery cleaning
  Arrange for house cleaning
  Arrange for move of pets
  Arrange for move of plants
  Arrange for utilities (cancel old; start new):
  Electricity
  Gas
  Water/sewer
  Telephone/DSL
  Garbage/recycling
  Cable/satellite
  Arrange for transfer of homeowner’s/renter’s insurance
  Begin packing
  Make travel arrangements
  Request relocation package from chamber of commerce of new town
Done 2-3 Weeks Before Move Notes
  Set aside critical documents and items you will keep with you  
  Transfer prescriptions
  Change address:
  Family and friends
  Newspaper
  Magazines
  Bank accounts
  Health, life, and auto insurance policies
  Credit card bills
  Employer
Done 1-5 Days Before Move Notes
  Defrost freezer  
  Empty ice maker and ice cube trays in case of power shutdown
  Clean refrigerator, stove, and oven
  Disconnect and drain appliances for move
  Drain fuel from power equipment
  Close out safe deposit box
  Confirm travel arrangements
  Confirm arrival time of movers/pick-up time of rental truck
  Have payment and snacks ready for movers
  Gather and clean outdoor furniture
  Return cable box, cable modem, DSL modem if necessary
  Organize keys
  Clean house
  Finish packing
  Prepare food for moving day
Done Moving Day Notes
  Disassemble beds  
  Double-check that all cupboards, closets, dishwasher and other appliances are empty
  Give movers tour and instructions for what is being moved
Done Within 30 Days of Move Notes
  Change address  
  Driver’s license
  Auto registration
  Voter registration
  Re-establish safe deposit box
  Enjoy new home!

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